Rev. Lemuel Haynes (1753-1833): Pastor and Patriot


Rev. Lemuel Haynes (1753-1833): Pastor and Patriot


Lemuel Haynes grew up in Granville as an indentured servant in the home of Deacon David Rose and became a prominent preacher in the Congregational Church, having been mentored by Deacon Rose and Dr. Timothy Mather Cooley.

Rev. Lemuel Haynes was the earliest recorded black Congregationalist pastor in America (Granville Second Church) and a patriot who fought with other Minutemen from Granville during the Revolutionary War.

Please see links below for additional information, including the Lemuel Haynes letters from the Granville Library Historical Room, currently on loan to the American Congregational Association in Boston.


“Rev. Lemuel Haynes (1753-1833): Pastor and Patriot,” Granville History Digital Collection, accessed June 4, 2023,


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